The Rouse Avenue Court in Delhi deferred Thursday’s hearing of a petition seeking an FIR against Haryana Chief minister Manohar Lal Khantar, who allegedly gave provocative speeches to incite violence towards protesting farmers.
Sachin Gupta, Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, listed the matter for hearing November 2, for further consideration and proceedings.
Amit Sahni (the petitioner) is an attorney by profession and has filed a complaint to register an FIR against Chief Minister on the grounds of a controversial viral video.
According to the petition the video was taken during a meeting between the Haryana Chief Minister and workers belonging to BJP’s Kisan Morcha at his Chandigarh residence.
Advocate Sahni stated in his complaint that “the contents the videos make it abundantly obvious that the accused has committed an offense under sections 109 and 153, 53A, 153A, 505 IPC, by giving provocative speeches, with intent to cause disorder, promoting hatred between different groups on the grounds of religion, race or place of birth,”
“The accused wants his party workers to make volunteers, and not be afraid to go to jail for up to six months. ML Khatter, the accused, further asked his party workers if they could learn so much from these meetings. However, jail time would make them great leaders and their names will be recorded in History. “The tone and manner in which such statements were made are obvious and it cannot be allowed to promote hatred, violence and enmity,” said the complaint.
Farmers protested at various locations against three farm laws that were enacted last November 26, including Farmers’ Produce Commerce and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act 2020, Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and farm Services Act 2020, and Essential Commodities Amendment (Amendment) Act 2020.